[zeromq-dev] BDFL literally

Ewen McNeill zeromq at ewen.mcneill.gen.nz
Thu Oct 6 00:49:47 CEST 2016

On 20/04/16 6:16, Pieter Hintjens wrote:
> So without further ado I'd like to hand the stage over to my dear
> friend, Mr Did You Really Add UDP Support to Libzmq In One Day
> Doron....  dramatic pause... SOMECH!!

For the record, Doron and I have now transferred the ZeroMQ domains that 
were previously owned by Pieter over to Doron (Doron already had 
administrative control over them; this just changes the Registrant field 
as well).

Thanks to Doron for assisting with the transfer, and for paying the 
US$7.50/domain transfer fee.

Pieter does have some other domains (mostly related to his books or 
non-ZeroMQ related projects) which will expire over the next 12 months. 
For some of these I am trying to finalise transfers of the domains to 
other people (who I have emailed directly).  A few of these (mostly 
iMatix related ones) will renew at least while there are still funds 
available in Pieter's registrar account.  For the others it is likely 
they will just be allowed to expire over the next 12 months.

If there is a domain name that you know that Pieter holds for which you 
would like to see the project it is related to continue, feel free to 
get in touch.  Where there's a clear community supported successor to 
look after the domain/project I'm happy to help facilitate a transfer of 
the domain ownership.

Alternatively the .org/.com/.net registry model does allow _anyone_ to 
pay the renewal fee on a domain, even one that they don't own.  So if 
you don't want to assume ownership of a domain, but do want to see it 
"stick round longer", then paying the renewal for another year could be 
a good option.  This is probably most relevant to the domains related to 
Pieter's books.  (All Pieter's domains are at Gandi, who definitely 
allow payment by anyone with a Gandi account for any domain at Gandi.)

Finally, thanks to the people who paid to renew:


over the last month (imatix.com now expires in 2021; and restms.org now 
expires in 2020).


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